By Carol Goodman
Monetary straits and a hope for a clean commence take lately widowed Meg Rosenthal and her aloof teenage daughter, Sally, to Arcadia Falls, a tucked-away hamlet in upstate manhattan the place Meg has permitted a instructing place at a boarding university. The creaky, missed cottage they’ll be calling domestic appears like an unwell omen, yet Meg is decided to make the simplest of it. Then a stunning difficulty moves: in the course of Arcadia’s First evening bonfire, one in all Meg’s folklore scholars plunges to her dying in a campus gorge. Sheriff Callum Reade reveals the presumed coincidence suspicious, yet then, he's a guy with a gloomy earlier himself. Meg is unnerved by way of Reade’s curiosity within the girl’s dying, and as long-buried secrets and techniques emerge, she needs to face down her personal demons and the chance threatening to envelop Sally. because the earlier clings tight to the current, the shadows, as though in a terrifying fairy story, develop longer and deadlier.
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Arcadia Falls: A Novel by Carol Goodman